MountainWings - The Daily Inspirational E-Mail #1051
Helping You Over The Mountains of Life
It's today, it's today!
Those are the first words of the movie "Stuart Little".
It's a kiddie movie. I watched it with my two boys.
A little boy began the movie by running out of his bedroom shouting,
"it's today, it's today."
He woke up his parents laying peacefully in their bed shouting,
"it's today, it's today!" as he jumped gleefully around their bed.
The scene jumped to the three of them leaving the house as the little boy,
George, exclaimed again, "it's today, it's today."
"It's always today," his mother remarked.
"I know, but this is today!" George replied.
Thus began a kiddie movie.
It's amazing how little it takes to fascinate a child.
Such small things can make the world turn for a kid.
I remember my most enthralling possession.
It was a mini-bike.
You rarely see them now, but when I was a kid they were all the rage.
Basically, it was a very small scooter with a lawnmower engine on it.
Mine cost $175.00. It was a red Cyclops.
I paid every penny of it. My parents initially bought it but I worked during the
summer paying $25 a week for seven weeks on my newfound treasure.
I proudly showed my father the automotive type drum brakes on it.
He showed great interest.
I now know that he couldn't have given a hoot about the engineering of a boy's
mini-bike but that goodness he didn't show it. I still remember his nodding head
as I proudly explained it.
A childish thing can be remembered for a lifetime.
I remember the first night that I had it my mother walked past my bedroom and
asked, "What's that gasoline smell?" I had sneaked the mini-bike into the back
door and had it parked in my bedroom. I was just that excited.
She made me put my prized possession in the basement.
I sometimes think about the mini-bike.
Not that I long for it, but to think that so little satisfied so much when you are so young.
I had to replace my car key recently. The key alone cost $175.
Needless to say, I got no excitement from the key and though the car cost
hundreds of times what the mini-bike cost, I got very little excitement from the car.
When we are young and uncluttered with the views of typical adulthood,
everything holds a fascination.
The older we get, the more it takes and the shorter the excitement lasts.
Now we often wake up and say, "another day."
We could learn something from little George.
Little George was expecting wonderful things to happen to him because it's
today. He was expecting to see wonders and miracles because it's today.
He was expecting to be thrilled, to be amused, to play, to see and learn
something new because it's today.
You know what?
Little George was not disappointed.
Do you know what day it is?
It's today, it's today!
Laugh of The Day:
A little boy who wanted $100 very badly prayed and prayed for two weeks,
but nothing happened.
Then he decided to write a letter to God requesting the $100.
When the postal authorities received the letter to "God, USA,"
they decided to send it to President Bush.
The president was so impressed, touched, and amused that he instructed his
secretary to send the little boy a $5 bill.
Mr. Bush thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little boy.
The little boy was delighted with the $5, and immediately sat down to write a
thank-you note to God, which read:
Thank you for sending me the money!
However, I noticed that for some reason
you had to send it through Washington D.C.,
and as usual, they taxed it by 95 percent!"
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